17th edition
October 7-16, 2022


The Minimest competition, animation workshops and other surprises await kids at Animest.17
The end of the summer break doesn’t mean the fun is over for kids who love animation! Every fall, Animest includes an extensive special program ...
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Animest National Competition issues 14 special invites to the world of imagination
A loyal reflection of the progress of Romanian animation over time, Animest’s competition dedicated to local artists continues to showcase their...
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Animate the Love: Animest.17 celebrates the many meanings of love
Love blooms on long-awaited dates. Love envelops us when we do something we enjoy. Love animates small gestures, shapes our relationship with nature, ...
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Oscar-nominated animations and unforgettable stories for the entire family: enjoy them all at Animest this October
Every year, Animest is a dazzling celebration of animated films, a 10-day delight when fans of all ages enjoy the first ever Romanian screenings of th...
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Japanese artist Masaaki Yuasa, creator of cult film ‘Mind Game’ comes to Animest.17
Director, screenwriter and animator Masaaki Yuasa, one of the most influential figures of contemporary animation, will visit Romania for the 17th edit...
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Animest.17 International Competition: sun, love and optimism define our most diverse edition yet
The Animest International Animation Film Festival (October 7-16, Bucharest, Romania), the only Oscar-qualifying film festival in Romania, has just unv...
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Call for volunteers for Animest.17
So, here’s the thing: we need you.  Like every year in October, Animest promises to be a 10-day whirlwind, full of screenings, events, g...
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Pitch, Please! Time to submit your pre-production animated shorts
Get ready to reach into your magic ideas jar! Apply by September 12 and your animated short film could be selected for pre-production. If you’re...
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Animest Hot Points: artists wanted for a series of murals in Bucharest’s neighborhoods
Thermic distribution sites in Bucharest will become Animest Hot Points to celebrate the Animest International Animation Film Festival. Through a new u...
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Le Petit Nicolas, the famous comic character from the 1950s, meets his creators in the Animest.17 opening screening
Little Nicholas, the mischievous character who marked the childhoods of generations of readers from all over the world, invites his creators to play i...
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10 female film makers selected to participate at the Sisterhood of Young Animation Auteurs workshop
Sisterhood of Young Animation Auteurs (SYAA), the first and widest study programme in Romania designed for animation female auteurs has its 10 fi...
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Animest 2022 submissions NOW OPEN
Animest, one of the most important film events in the country, opens the registration period for the 17th edition, scheduled for October 7-16, 2022. A...
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